Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown

Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid s story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering woman s last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the sagas suggested it could be. Joining scientists experimenting with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrid s steps on land and in the sagas, Nancy Marie Brown reconstructs a life that spanned and expanded the bounds of the then-known world. She also sheds new light on the society that gave rise to a woman even more extraordinary than legend has painted her and illuminates the reasons for its collapse. "

Buy The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780156033978
ISBN-10: 0156033976
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 132mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Harvest Books
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown

Book Reviews - The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Far Traveler book by Nancy Marie Brown and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Nancy Marie Brown

Ivory Vikings by Nancy Marie Brown
Paperback, September 2016
Song of the Vikings by Nancy Marie Brown
Paperback, January 2014
Abacus and the Cross by Nancy Marie Brown
Paperback, October 2012
Mendel in the Kitchen by Nancy Marie Brown
Paperback, September 2004